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Patents and the Relative Citation Ratio: Correlations to Assess NIH Impact

Patents and the Relative Citation Ratio: Correlations to Assess NIH Impact

September 18, 2017

We previously referenced Ioannidis’ and Khoury’s “PQRST” mnemonic for describing research impact: “P” is productivity, “Q” is quality, “R” is reproducibility, “S” is sharing, and “T” is translation.  We wrote several blogs about “P,” productivity, focusing on publications, citations, and more recently the Relative Citation Ratio.  Now we’ll focus on a different kind of “P” for productivity, namely patents (which arguably are also related to “T” for translation).  We’ll...

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September 25th Release Highlight - Segment Research Team

September 15, 2017
As part of the September release scheduled for the 25th, elements of the segment research team and confirming the research team screens are being redesigned. The changes being implemented are the result of input provided by a University wide committee formed to investigate practices related to the entry and tracking of sponsor commitments and to make recommendations for improvement and standardization.
 
In response to requests from the committee, the following enhancements to the segment research team screens have been made:
  • Addition of the...
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Reminder to Review Accuracy of Your Institution’s Grant Award Data before October 9

September 11, 2017

Now that we are in the closing stretch of the fiscal year, we remind research institution officials to review whether your awarded grants are accurately assigned to the correct department/school within eRA Commons. This ensures that the grants are reported correctly in tools like RePORT for year-end reporting, and displayed under the right division/school in eRA Commons. On October 9, data for the government’s fiscal year will be frozen, and cannot subsequently be changed in our year end reports, so we encourage you to review your information now and...

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Important News for Applicants Using Downloadable Forms Packages

September 11, 2017

Do you submit using downloadable forms packages? If so, be sure to read an important message from the NIH eSubmission Items of Interest listserv: “Grants.gov to Retire Legacy PDF Application Packages at end of 2017“.

In brief, of the four application submission options currently available to NIH applicants, the option to use legacy PDF application packages will retire...

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Spreading the Word About Policies Impacting Human Subjects Research and Clinical Trials

September 11, 2017

Understanding the impact of the new human subject and clinical trial policies on selecting a funding opportunity announcement, developing an application, the review of applications, and reporting on grant awards will be critical in the upcoming months. We need all hands on deck to help us communicate these changes. To this end, we have made a variety of resources available to the research community to assist with institutional training and outreach. Our clinical trial training page has presentations, a flier...

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September 25th Release Highlight - New Feature on the External Organizations Homepage

September 11, 2017

As part of the September release scheduled for the 25th, the homepage for External Organizations (non-Harvard organizations) is being converted. There is a new feature included with the External Organizations that allows users to see a list of all of the segments that an organization is associated to. For more information about this new feature, please check out the article, “Related Segments Section of the External Organizations Homepage”.

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NIH’s Certificates of Confidentiality Policy Changes

September 7, 2017

A few months ago we blogged about our plan to release an updated Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC) policy. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have published the new policy (NOT-OD-17-109), which will go into effect on October 1, 2017. The new policy both enhances the privacy protections of individuals participating in NIH funded research studies and eliminates the need for NIH funded...

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Grants.gov to Retire PDF Application Packages

September 5, 2017

On December 31, 2017, downloadable pdf "packages" will drop off the list of available grant submission options list. NIH first started electronic applications in 2005 with PureEdge forms. Over the past twelve years, as technology evolved, new solutions were introduced. NIH developed ASSIST which soon became popular with users. NIH determined that 86 percent of the applications it...

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Data On Trends According to Career Stage

Data On Trends According to Career Stage

August 31, 2017

By the 21st Century Cures Act, the Next Generation Researchers’ Initiative calls on the NIH to develop policies to increase funding opportunities for new researchers seeking to secure early independence. To put the Initiative in perspective and to extend on previous blogs we’ve posted on changing demographics in NIH-funded researchers, we thought it would be useful to explore trends according to career stage.

First, some definitions.  We define “Early Stage Investigators” (ESI) as...

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